James Welsh’s techno funk infused ‘Thread’ reemerges with three outstanding remixes

Artist: James Welsh
Title: Thread Remixes
Remixers: Radio Slave, Ozel AB, FC Kahuna
Label: Phantasy Sound
Cat No: PH66RMX
Release date: Out Now! Buy here
Genre: Techno

The EBM-indebted techno funk of James Welsh’s ‘Thread’ re-emerges from the industrial fog, evolved into three outstanding remixes by a trio of rising and established artists.

Ozel AB delivers his debut remix, reimagining Thread to encompass a widescreen vision of depth and drama. Unfolding slowly and ethereally, with military kicks holding down a seemingly weightless, extended breakdown, his taste in dreamlike rave euphoria contains the same magic touch as it has done on previous, acclaimed releases for Workshop and Lobster Theremin.

On his ‘Garten’ remix, Radio Slave takes a percussive approach to the relatively raw electronics of the original track, adding a deceptively simple but immediately effective layer of drums to the production, before unleashing a more filtered and fucked-up interpretation of the riff to winning effect.

FC Kahuna has been off-the-map for some time but makes a triumphant return with a distinctive, playful and digital-exclusive take on Thread that adds effective tension, whistling rave kettles and otherworldly distortion; a subtle, but masterful reimagining of Welsh’s original recording.

Vinyl Tracklist
A. ‘Thread’ Radio Slave – Garten Remix
B. ‘Thread’ Ozel AB Remix

Digital Tracklist
01. ‘Thread’ Radio Slave – Garten Remix
02. ‘Thread’ Ozel AB Remix
03. ‘Thread’ FC Kahuna Remix


Ian French
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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.